The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) is suitable for deploying workstations and servers in a large environment. It provides the ability to scale out the environment using linked deployment shares, which can leverage Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R). Using selection profiles, you can distribute portions of the configuration in MDT to, for example, a custom installation DVD. You can also define the settings from the
Customsettings.ini file in a database that can be queried based on the computer, its location, a role, or a make and model.
Leveraging these techniques can help you build a highly flexible and scalable deployment solution.
In this chapter, you will learn to:
Use selection profiles to ...